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Halloween Spooky Scribes with George at Asda

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George at Asda invited us to take part in their “Spooky Scribes” Short Story Challenge. Small one is only three, but she was so excited by the idea of having to do some “homework” and being paid in Halloween costumes and facepaints, that we thought we’d give it a go. As it turns out she weaves a good, if slightly surreal yarn…

Judeenunna the Scary Fairy

This is Judeenunna. She lives in the forest on her own. Judeenunna likes to eat Weetabix and vicworia, which is made with chuckanuckabuch. She doesn’t have any friends but she does have two cousins. She is a scary fairy and she huffs and puffs and huffs and puffs for Glasgow. We have to scream and run away from her.

At night Judeenunna will be in the garden. She is scratching and punching and eating insects and the snails will be eaten so they don’t bite us. When the naughty animals scratch and punch, she kicks the animals until they go away because they have to be eaten and they can’t eat the vegetables. They have to run away from her.

Judeenunna is lonely because everyone runs away but she is really a good nunna, because she looks after the garden. We can invite her to Christmas and to Halloween and my birthday and she can be our friend.

By Jenny, age 3

The story with the most comments wins a prize so please do leave a comment below if you liked “Judeenunna the Scary Fairy”. I don’t think small will win, but it will make her day to know that big people have read her story on their computers.

Small chose a Light Up Witch Halloween Costume from the girls costume range and a lime green Long Sleeved Monster Top from the boys range for Judeenunna to wear (warm layers and sleeves are a must for all self-respecting scary fairies). She accessorised with purple wellies, purple gloves and stripy tights – just perfect for running around in the rain eating snails and insects!

Obviously small one isn’t quite old enough to write her story down yet so I had to act as scribe, but this is all her own work. Her big sister, the curly one (12), was also inspired to join in, and drew Judeenunna’s cousin for us. I’ll upload a clip of small telling the story later!

Disclosure: Each child taking part in the Spooky Scribes Challenge received a Halloween costume, some pens, face paints and vouchers to help them write their scary Halloween story. The final stories will be turned into books for them to keep. It’s a great way to start storytelling with child of all ages and we’ve loved taking part!

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Win George at Asda vouchers for World Breastfeeding Week

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To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (1st-8th August, 2012), MilkChic has teamed up with lots of breastfeeding friendly retailers to give nursing mums a treat. Today, it’s the turn of George at Asda, who are giving away a £50 voucher to one lucky mum!

George at AsdaSince pregnancy, I’ve got a bit more adventurous with fashion. Where previously I was a dress for your shape kinda girl (in my case, empire line / 50s styles… anything that would make my boobs seem less of a liability), now I’m more likely to try new things. Getting dressed used to be a lot easier when I was certain what worked, but it’s a lot more fun now I’m not ruling out shapes on sight. I bought my first ever pair of skinny jeans in Asda when small one was a few months old and they stock loads of breastfeeding-friendly styles at affordable prices, so you can experiment with new looks without breaking the bank.

*Word to the wise: If you’re trying to budget, close your eyes as you go past the kids section. I seem unable to walk by without picking up something.

Here are my picks of the current range… Gorgeous prints in classic dress shapes:




Animal Print Cotton Summer Dress, £12
Button front for breastfeeding access

Floral Print Shirt Dress, £20
Shirt dresses are brilliant for breastfeeding access, and this is just gorgeous!

Moda Printed Jersey Dress, £16
The crossover neckline will stretch for breastfeeding access.

Funky flat shoes:




Bird Print Canvas Shoes, £8

Aztec Print Canvas Shoes, £8

Patent Contrast Ballet Shoes, £10

Something to keep in the baby bag for when the weather isn’t “quite” as summery as you’d hoped:

This Crown Print Pac a Poncho is a good shape for breastfeeding in – wear with anything underneath and just lift up to feed.

(Other designs are also available)

And finally, some breastfeeding friendly nightwear to curl up in at the end of the day:




Floral Print Jumpsuit, £10
Button front for breastfeeding access

Ruffle Trim Pyjama Top, £6
Button placket will stretch for nursing access. I’d wear this with the Animal Print Pyjama Bottoms, £6

Win a £50 voucher – what are your favourites?

For a chance to win a £50 George at Asda voucher, visit George at Asda and tell me in the comments below what you would buy. For a bonus entry, share this on Facebook or tweet the following:

I’ve entered to #win a £50 @georgeatasda voucher with @milkchic http://milkchic.co.uk/59541 #fashion

Good luck! You can find lots more breastfeeding friendly George at Asda fashion on the shop pages. Don’t forget to enter the other World Breastfeeding Week 2012 Giveaways too.

Terms & Conditions: Entries restricted to UK & Ireland only. Closing date: 18th August 2012, 23:59. Winner of 1 x £50 George at Asda voucher will be selected at random from entries. No cash alternative. If winner cannot be contacted after 7 days, an alternative name may be drawn.

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